Lawrence C. Costa of Chesterfield, VA, formerly of Derry, NH and East Boston, died on September 3.
A US Navy veteran with 35 years of service, he served on nine submarines and was the recipient of three Bronze Stars.
He was the beloved husband of the late Victoria M. (Mastrangelo); father of Laurene and her husband, Robert Rough of Chesterfield, VA, Barbara Costa and her husband, Roger White of Derry, NH and Lawrence C. Costa Jr. of Moodus, CT.; brother of Domenic Costa of Boynton Beach, FL. and is also survived by five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
His Funeral will be held from the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea St. [at Day Sq] East Boston on Friday, September 9 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Sacred Heart Church, 45 Brooks St., East Boston at 11 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours will be Thursday, September 8 from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial with military honors will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Derry, NH. MagrathFuneralHome.com.
Edith DeStefano of Winthrop died at home on September 2. She was 83 years old.
Born in East Boston, the daughter of the late Theresa (Sirveck) and Torindo Pelosi, she lived in East Boston before moving to Winthrop 20 years ago. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a stitcher in men’s clothing.
She was the beloved wife of the late Frank J. DeStefano and the devoted mother of Frank J. DeStefano, Jr. of Winthrop.
Services and committal in the Massachusetts National Cemetery were private. To sign her online book of condolences go to www.cggianofuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by the Caggiano-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop.
Of Nahant, formerly of Winthrop
Ann (Costonis) Fuccione of Nahant, formerly of Winthrop, died recently.
A past member of St. Thomas Ladies Auxiliary, Mrs. Fuccione was a devoted and dedicated parishioner of St. Thomas Church for more than 30 years
She was the beloved wife of 50 years of John Fuccione; devoted mother of John and his wife, Karen of Kingston N.H., Anthony of Marblehead and Andrea Alberti of Nahant; dear sister of George, Arthur, Anthony, John, Sylvia “Trilley,” Joann and the late Lillian; cherished grandmother of Sophya, Nina, Hannah, Marissa, Johnny, Arinna, Francesca and Eliza and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass in Celebration of her life will be held in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 248 Nahant Road, Nahant on Saturday, September 10 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours in St. Thomas Church will be held on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nahant. For more information or to send her family an online condolence, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com Funeral arrangements are under the personal care of the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, East Boston.
Vincent J. “Jim” Giordano of Medford died on September 2.
A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Lillian Giordano; devoted father of James Giordano and his wife, Gail of Marshfield and the late Paul Giordano; devoted father-in-law of Elizabeth Giordano of Leominster; loving grandfather of David, Stephen, Susan, Amy and Jeffrey; loving great-grandfather of Domenic, Antonio, Susan, Nathan, Owen, Eleanor; Augustus, Amanda Rose, Caitlin and Brady and dear brother of Patsy Giordano of Medford.
Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to VNA Hospice Care, Inc., 100 Trade Center G-500, Woburn, MA 01801. For obituary and guestbook dellorusso.net.
Beniamino Del Vecchio
East Boston resident
Beniamino Del Vecchio of East Boston died on August 31.
While in Italy, Beniamino served in the Bersagliero Army.
He was the beloved husband of Maria (DiSunno) Del Vecchio; loving father of Michelle Susan Picciotto and her husband, Maurizio of Saugus, Anthony Del Vecchio and his wife, Sheila of East Boston and Amato Pasquale Del Vecchio and his girlfriend, Kim of East Boston; cherished grandfather of Benjamin, Melissa, Anthony, Christopher, Maria, Alex and Katie; dear brother of Concetta, Teresa, Carmela, Luigi, Emilio and the late Ciriaco. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
His Funeral will be held from The Rapino Memorial Home, 9 Chelsea Street (Maverick Square) East Boston today, Wednesday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church, corner of Brooks and Paris Street, East Boston at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with entombment in Woodlawn Mausoleum, Everett. For online condolences and/or directions, please visit: www.rapinomemorialhome.com
Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston
Lenore Parrotta of Saugus, formerly of East Boston and Chelsea, died on September 2.
She was the cherished daughter of the late Charles and Rose (Ravagno) Parrotta; dear sister of Nicholas Parrotta and his wife, Carol of Chelsea; beloved aunt of Elizabeth West and she also leaves her devoted cousin and caregiver, Mary Olsen as well as many other cousins.
Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, today, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Margaret’s Church, Saugus at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in her name to the Kaplan House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01925. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston
Francis P. Giannattasio of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on August 29.
A veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband for over 59 years of Lena (Falsini) Giannattasio; devoted father of Michael and his wife, Kathleen of Tewksbury; dear brother of Willam of Marlborough and Eleanor Campatelli of Woburn and cherished grandfather of Michael and Kevin. He is also survived by his many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston. He was laid to rest in the Mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. To sign Mr Giannattasio’s on line register book or for more information, please go to www.ruggieromh.com.
East Boston resident
Salvatore “Ponyboy” Giuliano of East Boston died suddenly on August 28.
He was the beloved son of Marylee (Dalton) of Revere and Salvatore Giuliano of Sicily, Italy; father of Alina, Joli and Salvatore Giuliano; brother of William Serreta of Nebraska, Mary Seretta of Boston, Paula Serreta of Revere, Angela Seretta of Worcester, Edward Seretta of Revere, Thomas Seretta of Everett, Monia Kirksey of California, Joseph “Pino” Giuliano of Winthrop and Mariarosa Giuliano of Revere. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and the mother of his children.
Visiting hours in the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea St [at Day Sq] East Boston will be today, Wednesday, September 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Graveside Services will follow.